FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2011
Mary Kate Ryan, NH Division of Historical Resources
Shelly Angers, NH Department of Cultural Resources
Three properties added to N.H. State Register of Historic Places
The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added three individual properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.
The State Register has helped to promote the significance of many historic properties across New Hampshire. Benefits of being listed on the State Register include:
- Special consideration and relief from some building codes and regulations;
- Designation of a property as historical, which is a pre-qualification for many grant programs, including Conservation License Plate grants and New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grants; and
- Acknowledgment of a property’s historical significance in the community.
The most recent additions to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places are:
The Roy House, located at 9 and 11 Orchard Avenue in Nashua, is a 1915 stucco bungalow duplex likely built as a model house for the planned Orchard Heights subdivision. It is the sole remaining building from Mullikin & Way Company’s grand development dream, as well as a rare example of stucco building in Nashua.
The Burley Homestead on North River Road in Epping is a 290-acre property with two houses and has been in continuous family ownership since before the American Revolution. The homestead house, with Georgian detailing, dates to circa 1752. The Benjamin Burley house was built at approximately the same time but was remodeled in the Italianate style in the 1870s. As a homestead farm, this property is an example of how multiple households of the same family historically shared resources.
“The Pinnacle” in Hooksett is dominated by a rocky hill overlooking the Merrimack River. Long a landmark for travelers and surveyors, the site has been a tourism destination since 1855. Starting in 1880, it was developed into a park attraction that included trails, a carriage road, a landscaped grove and an observation tower atop the hill. “The Pinnacle” is significant not only as a unique area created by nature but also because of its cultural significance as a recreational destination and landmark.
Anyone wishing to nominate a property to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places must research the history of the nominated property and document it fully on individual inventory forms from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Having a property listed in the Register does not impose restrictions on private property owners. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr.
New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.